ABSTRACT

Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee   [open pdf - 13MB]

"Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but scientists can forecast how strongly the ground is likely to shake as a result of an earthquake. Seismic hazard maps provide one way of conveying such forecasts. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which produces seismic hazard maps for the Nation, is now engaged in developing more detailed maps for vulnerable urban areas. The first set of these maps is now available for Memphis, Tenn."

Report Number:
FS-2005-3142
Publisher:
Date:
2006-07
Copyright:
Public domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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